Whether you own a home on a beach or a lake, or you just love having beachy vibes year-round, these 20 coastal living rooms are bound to inspire you.
In the living room of this East Hampton, New York home, the Ralph Lauren Home love seats are upholstered in an outdoor fabric, and the vintage stool is from Merci in Paris; the reclaimed barn-board floors are painted white throughout out the house.
In the den of a Long Island beach house the sofa is by Usona, and the ottoman is covered in a Kyle Bunting hair-on-hide leather; the photograph is by Darren Almond, the floor lamp is vintage, the rug is alpaca, and the walls and ceiling are painted in Benjamin Moore's Super White.
In the raised sitting area of this Moroccan-inspired pool house in Millbrook, New York, the patterned wallpaper and cushion fabrics are by Nancy Kintisch and the sconces are by Atelier de Troupe.
Exposed beams are a classic coastal living staple that work every time, just like in this St. Barths home. The pine sofa, chairs, leather-covered ottoman, and sisal rug are all by Christian Liaigre, and the antique wood stool is Chinese; the cupboards are custom made, and the beams were stained black.
In Portugal, the living room’s custom-made daybeds are covered with a cotton fabric bought locally, a Moroccan rug tops the concrete-tile floor, and the walls are painted in Blanco Cal, with door trim in Chauoven, both by MC Pintura Decoración; the surfboard and chair were found on the property.
This Hamptons home maintains a formal living room with coastal decor elements, like a sofa upholstered in a linen, Chinese Chippendale–style chairs found in Palm Beach, and a ship captain's chest. The framed collection of egg specimens is 19th century. The walls are painted in Sea Haze and the trim in Silver Dollar, both by .
In the living room of this coastal living room in East Hampton, the sofas, by Celerie Kemble for Henredon, are upholstered in a Brunschwig & Fils printed linen, the cocktail table is by Yves Klein, the side tables are Kemble designs, and the vintage chairs in front of the faux-mable mantle are from Chariloom; the walls are painted in a high gloss finish by Fine Paints of Europe to match Pantone's Legion Blue, the ceiling is inset with a felt paper by Star, the midcentury chandelier is by Stilnovo, and the rug is by Merida. Artworks include, from left, a sculpture by Gavin Perry, a landscape by William Merritt Chase, and a digital photo work by Tapp Francke.
In the living room of a weekend home in Bridgehampton, New York, the custom sofa is upholstered in a fabric, the same linen is used for both the curtains and the armchair, the Thebes-style caned stools are vintage, the cocktail table is by and the abaca rug is by ; the ceiling is painted in , with beams in .
In the family room of a weekend home in East Hampton, New York, the steel casement windows are by Optimum Window and connect to the outdoor space that inspired the room's interior design.
In the living room of a southeastern Uruguay home, the chair was constructed by a local carpenter based on a picture in a magazine, the vintage table in front of the sofa was found at an auction in France and the rug is from Iran; the yellow lamb sculptures are by , and the paintings and feather sculpture are by .
Used as a winter retreat, a Palm Beach home's decor consists of grey h furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and sheer drapery. The custom sofas by Jonas are upholstered in a Rogers & Goffigon fabric, the 1930s armchairs are by Alvar Aalto, the 1960s cocktail table is by Esko Pajamies, the settee in front of the windows is by the Campana Brothers, and the lamp next to it is a 1968 design by Yrjö Kukkapuro; the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Super White, and the custom rug is by V’Soske.
In the living room of a retreat on Martha's Vineyard, the sofa by Restoration Hardware is covered in a Perennials linen, the Hans Wegner chairs are upholstered in a Brochier fabric, and the walnut cocktail table and stool are custom; the rug is a vintage Tuareg, the ceiling beams are Douglas fir, and the room is painted in Benjamin Moore's Super White.
In the living area of a beach house in New Zealand, which was designed by Lance and Nicola Herbst of Herbst Architects, the sofa is a custom design, and the replace by Masport Heating is set in a custom-made steel cabinet; the pendant light is by Secto Design, and the walls are sheathed in black-stained western red cedar.
In the living area of a property on an island in Denmark, a daybed is by Thomas Bo Kastholm, the Hans Wegner chair is from CarlHansen & Son, and the stool is by Sori Yanagi. The exposed concrete adds to the minimalist, industrial vibe of this home while still showing off the view.
On the Gulf Coast of Florida, the living room's vintage Carrara marble-topped table and 1950s commode by Maison Jansen were found in Argentina, the painting is by Carol Hu, and the custom bench is upholstered in a linen velvet by Romo; the curtains are of a Romo fabric, and an antique Turkish rug lies over floors of Italian limestone.
In the living room of a Hamptons home, the sofa and armchairs are by Ralph Lauren Home, the cocktail table is by Démiurge New York, and the apple-matting rug is from Nerenberg's shop, Bloom, in Sag Harbor, New York; the mantel is original to the house.
Global style meets the beach at this home in Trancoso, Brazil. In the living room, the sofa and ottomans were designed by Bergamin, the armchair is African, and the Barcelona stools are by Mies van der Rohe. Kenyan masks flank a 19th-century painting found at a flea market.
Bold splashes of color transform this Hamptons beach home into a vibrant space for relaxation. The sofa is by Calypso Home, the pair of armchairs is upholstered in a Malabar cotton, and the cocktail tables are by Bobo Intriguing Objects; the floor lamp is by Arteriors, and the walls are covered in a grass cloth by Phillip Jeffries.
In the living room of a century-old villa, an early-20th-century iron table was originally used in a yacht club, the sofa is custom, a pair of 18th-century cabinets flanks a fireplace of Della Femina's design, and the patchwork rugs are made from pieces of bleached and dyed vintage kilims.
A dreamy palette of blue, white and gray lends coastal vibes to one couple's villa on the isle of Capri. Antique Italian mirrors hang above consoles by Conde House in the living room; the slipper chairs are by Creazioni, and the antique tile flooring is original to the house.